Silver in the Wood
There is a wild man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads.
When Greenhollow Hall acquires a handsome, intensely curious new owner in Henry Silver, everything changes. Old secrets better left buried are dug up, and Tobias is forced to reckon with his troubled past - both the green magic of the woods and the dark things that rest in its heart.
Even the wild man of Greenhollow can't ignore a summons from his mother when that mother is the indomitable Adela Silver, practical folklorist. Henry Silver does not relish what he'll find in the grimy seaside town of Rothport, where once the ancient wood extended before it was drowned beneath the sea - a missing girl, a monster on the loose, or, worst of all, Tobias Finch, who loves him.
Ce que les auditeurs disent de Silver in the Wood & Drowned Country
- Alex Sumner
Two for One!
I happened upon Silver in the Wood a while ago and was excited an audio version was scheduled for release. At the time I read the story I sincerely hoped Emily Tesh wanted to continue writing about this universe and Yes! Drowned Country is included here too! Awesome. A second supernatural adventure to enjoy. Silver in the Wood is more of a straight up faerie tale. Emily Tesh's elegant turn of phrase and graceful, lyrical writing captures that otherworldly ethereal beauty of the Hallowed Wood, giving us all a glimpse into things we usually can not see. Like all good faerie tales, some of the beings are benign, some are benevolent, and some are a menace to humanity. There's mystery and intrigue as Silver in the Wood unfolds and I was left satisfied and gratified at its close. Drowned Country picks up where Silver in the Wood left off and the story is communicated in jumps and starts. Its pace is mercurial, accurately illustrating a different character's personality and also the change in POV that's telling this story. There's a lot of introspection and also a lot of shallowness. The story is filtered through their emotions and feelings regarding relationships. Jealousy. Pettiness. Selfishness. Etc. On the one hand it's a bit frustrating, on the other, it's a brilliant example of how a different mind faces problems, compared to one seasoned by four hundred years. As the adventure into the drowned country progresses, a faerie menace is revealed and all the pieces of the story come together in another gratifying and satisfying close. I love an interesting faerie story and there's two to enjoy here. And to top it all off Matthew Lloyd Davies narration makes them even better. His characterizations are vivid, three dimensional and his wide range makes for an excellent listen. Definitely worth the credit.
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- Dee Slate
Really good story ,excellent narration!
Really good story ,excellent narration! I really enjoyed the story. It's a bit like the fairy stories I listened to and read as a child. Its not a full blown romance , but the bones are there. The narration made for an excellent experience! It's the best way to enjoy the story.